2006 Ducati 999s from New Zealand
Sculpture in motion
The Ducati has been extremely reliable, however it is maintained to Ducati specifications by the authorized dealer.
The one fault that occurred was an intermittent cutting of the engine. Wait 15 minutes and it would go again. Finally traced to a faulty fuel pump. Once the pump was replaced, no further problem.
Still on the original clutch and the bike still looks like new.
Stunning looking bike that shows its superbike pedigree every time I ride it. Power, handling, and braking are superb. No longer do I go for a ride just to experience the countryside. This is now about constant polishing of technique and constant learning, as the bike is that good. I am now a much better rider, but never will I be good enough to test the limits of this machine. The Ducati 999 (mine is a 2006 S) is one of the world's landmark motorcycles.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st May, 2015
18th Feb 2007, 15:02
I could not be happier with my 04' 999S. The bike performs perfectly and I have not had any problems at all except for a badly routed gas tank hose that was an easy fix. The handling, speed, reliability, quality are all superb. There are lemons in every brand of motorcycle, a friend of mine once bought a brand new Honda VFR only to be stranded within the first 50 miles of ownership. Apparently the VFR had a problem with the regulator, anything is posible with mechanical items. Keep the good side up...